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. >> brown: then, geo-politics and children: russia moves to end adoptions by american parents. >> warner: what austerity measures look like at street level: we have a report from athens. >> by the end of 2013 greece would have a worse depression than the great depression in the u.s. >> brown: a player in campaign politics, but what of the current debt debate? we talk with tea party ally, matt kibbe. >> warner: and as e.p.a. chief lisa jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
fasten our seat belts. ed to >> brown: still to come on the "newshour": a ban on adoptions from russia; the impact of austerity in greece; the tea party and the fiscal cliff and the administration's environmental record. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: wall street was down much of the day, but trimmed its losses after news that the house will convene sunday to focus on the fiscal cliff. in the end, the dow jones industrial average shed 18 points to close at 13,096. the nasdaq fell four points to close under 2,986. also today, the labor department reported the number of new claims for unemployment benefits fell this week to the lowest level since march of 2008. president obama is urging dockworkers and shippers to avoid a crippling strike at atlantic and gulf coast ports. it would be the first since 1977. the workers' union contract expires this weekend, and a white house spokesman said today the two sides need to agree on a contract extension as soon as possible. talks broke down last week in a dispute over wages and royalties. the christmas season
amountedly killed by the regime showing russia unyielding support of assad appears to be cracking ever so slightly to bring renewed talks of some deal to move assad out. the downward psychoto war is grave concern to israeli leaders who fear most the regime chemical weapons falling in the hands of hezbollah or jihadist. today, reliable london-based newspaper reported the israeli prime minister flew to jordan for a secret meeting with the king to discuss options of how to deal with the chemical weapons. doug? >> doug: leland vittert in jerusalem. thank you. deadly christmas day storms that dumped snow on the nation's midsection and unleashed tornadoes in the south making the move to the northeast to mean flight dela delays and flight conditions for post holiday travelers. mike tobin is following the story today. >> the death toll of wicked holiday weather passed six from travelers braving the wind and ice. nowhere hit harder than indiana where the storm dumped 18 inches of snow. >> the storm stretches to engler and generated blizzard warning for the southern state. all the people who made i
rebel operations in the eastern city of aszohr. meanwhile, russia's top diplomat and international envoy to syria met in moscow and they are calling for a syrian-led political transition. they warn the conflict is becoming more militarized and sectarian. >> the conflict is not only more and more militarized, it is also more and more sectarian. and if we are not careful, if the syrians themselves are not careful, it will be a mainly sectarian conflict with really dire consequences for the people of syria. >> the meeting appears to signal a shift in position by russia. so far moscow has opposed efforts by the u.n. security council to oust syrian president who has been a longtime ally. >>> meanwhile, a member of russia's parliament is trying to reverse part of a controversial law banning all adoptions by americans. the state-run news agency says the lawmaker is submitting an amendment that would allow americans to adopt children with disabilities. but the u.s. is hoping for a total reversal and so are hundreds of americans waiting to adopt russian orphans. lisa silvester has more. >> report
donald >>> now at 6:30, adoptions of some children abroad could come to a halt. the upper chamber of russia's parliament has voted in favor of a measure that bans u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee telling us the real losers could be the orphans trapped in the international tug of war. >> reporter: that's right. you know, russia's president said today he intends to sign the ban that could stop americans from adopting russian children. that could really affect familiesare either hoping to adopt or actually in the process of adopting children. and for some parents who have already been paired with a child, adoption advocates say it would be like losing a member of their own family. >> open it... our children are very much so excited to having a baby brother. we set up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan and cameron. and their adopted daughter eliana. they shot video when they brought her home from siberia two years ago and they were hoping for another addition to their family
in los angeles. >> still ahead russia is about to ban adoptions by american sit sins. why they will crush the hopes of many parents. >> and the president back in washington with four days still to go before that so called fiscal cliff arrives. both sides trading blame today. >> also here, big change coming from people who park in san francisco. you can tell you won't like the news. >> if you're looking to buy a new car, now is a great time. i'll tell you why you n >>> another day closer to falling off the fiscal cliff. and from all appearances no compromise is in sight. today, the president returned to washington. he's sending lawmakers a scaled down plan to avoid that fiscal cliff. abc 7 mark matthews brings us up to speed on gridlock. >> sticking point continues to be tax cuts z in starting to look like no deal before the january 1 deadline. this may already be too late. five days until the fiscal cliff. hairy reid admitted a deal seems unlikely. >> i have to be honest. i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reid called john boehner a dictateor and paintin painting -- pointing
to police. we have a link to the database on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv >> russia's parliament has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies,
to the database on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv >> russia's parliament has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> in
russia in the coming year. >> this is the crib we have. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds that have been caught in an international political showdown. president vladimir putin plans to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's tragic these children are potentially going to fall victim to senseless politics. >> reporter: the national council for adoption says with 700,000 russian orphans the kids are the ones caught in this political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their family already. they've introduced them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality that can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia. and we have a home, we have a loving family.
.s. families are left in limbo following a law signed in russia banning american families from adopting there. hear from a bay area family who says she isn't giving up hope. >>> good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a command center set up by 9:00 a.m. these are after a bill passed this afternoon will help stop repeat drunk driv
stakeholders' liked iran and russia. >>thank you for your answers. i'm looking for something a little bit more specific. what is the relation between the new coalition and the military council? do you think they can become an administrative body for the revolution or a government in exile as you just described? >> is there a follow-up question? >> the new coalition actually put three things they have to do. the first to form a new government and to form a military council, and in the third thing the to play a role in the humanitarian assistance or humanitarian aid. the debate right now within the new coalition, are we able to form a government until we get it in guarantees from the international community, suc. restated three examples before of government in exile. if there is no recognition of the international community, there is nothing the government in exile can do. the second thing is the financial assistance. i said before, after the formation of the serbian national council, six months we don't have what we need to do. you cannot work as a workin exile with individual budgets. the rela
by russia's president overnight that bans adoptions by u.s. citizens. agonizing news for american couples looking to start or expand their families. nbc's michelle kosinski is here this morning with more. >> it more russian children are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >
for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their families already. they have introduced, you know, them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> bring it over here so we can see it. >> repor
'm a jew from russia who left russia 40 years ago and living in san francisco for 40 years. it's half of my life. i am more than 80 years old. this is one proclamation from mayor newsom when he was mayor. this is certificate of honor from mayor lee this year. this certificate of honor from board of supervisors this year. i carried four olympic torches four. i think i am one person in the united states who carried four olympic torchs and i carried it for san francisco. games los angeles, salt lake city, greece and china, beijing. i have them at home. it's a very good honor, four olympic torches. but maybe it's too much to talk about me. i was severely beat by one police officer, not physically, but morally. and this is more severe than physically, okay? i believe that this officer, maybe it will found for you strange, but i believe he is a racist and antisematic and maybe even a little fascist. first of all, he made that i am crazy, that i am a criminal, that i am crazy, that i am mad. and i am dangerous for myself and for my family and for people around me. this is what he wrote in officia
ballet in russia. the 18-year-old practices eight to 10 hours a day in moscow. six days a week through sickness even broken bones. >> it's company of incredible dancers who they worked through worse. they were still dancing during world war ii. >> she was given special permission to come back to perform in this weekend's nutcracker her mentor and former teacher at the west side school of ballet asked her to dance at the sugar plum fairy as she lay dying of cancer this summer. >> for me it was important as a last gift and as a thank you to her for everything that she's done. >> and for womak, performing gives her a gift as well. >> the feeling when the orchestra plays and the curtain rises and the three or four minutes we're on stage. nothing can touch you. it's just you and the audience. >> when she returns to russia, she's going today to, debut as a soloist in a performance. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,,, well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recordi
to report. most of the south bay checking in free. >>> the u.s. and russia are starting to work together in hopes of ending the civil war in syria. secretary of state hillary clinton met yesterday with russia's foreign minister and a united nations mediator in ireland. there's a new sense of urgency because assad's regime appears to be getting desperate. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned that as the opposition advanced, in particular on damascus that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> in washington, arizona senator john mccain said the u.s. should consider all options to prevent chemical attacks in syria including military intervention. as for the crisis in cairo, the white house says president obama has called egyptian president mohammed morsi to express concerns about the deaths and injuries of protesters there. morsi's supporters have been clashing with his opponents who have been protesting for a couple of weeks now. they're upset that morsi gave himself sweeping powers that place him above judicial oversight. this is a live picture outside
parents. why she says, they >>> russia's president has made it official, it is now illegal for americans to adopt children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill banning the adoptions earlier this morning. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children. the ban is believed to be in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian officials who violate human rights. >>> now explosive family feud. 21-year-old music theater major has filed a restraining order against her parents for stalking her. automobile bring ireland says she took legal -- legal action against her parents after realizing they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone she said it made her feel like a dog with a collar. >> mom has always been overly involved and i would have to get on skype all the time and show them i was in my dorm room there were nights i had to leave myscape on all night and my mom would watch me sleep. >> she claims her parents have been diagnosed with co-dependency disorder. they say their daug
any reason not to sign the bill. putin says u.s. authorities deny russia access to children adopted from the country. d the law will deny many russian children the opportunity to get a family. unicef estimates there are 740,000 children without parents in russia. >>> do you use those companies that give a cash advance for a paycheck? >> if so, you may be getting some of that money back. >> health scare for a protected panda. we'll tell you what sent teams racing to its res >>> good morning thursday, 4:52. live look from mount sutro toward san francisco what do you not see? rain. that's only short-lived. tomorrow the rain moves back in. mike has more on when that is going to happen, coming up. >>> the u.s. department of commerce is due to release figures for new home sales. today's update for november will likely hold steady3íÑ,ç ift rise a bit, they predict 375,000 in new sales. numbers slipped last month. new building permits ticked higher. the report is expected at 7:00 this morning. >>> thousands of california residents could be getting a big check thanks to a payday loan ste
change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. >>> dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. >>> well, another deadly crash closer to home. a tour bus slid off of an icy interstate in oregon this morning killing nine people. it happened in the eastern part of the state near the city of pendelton. the bus crashed through a guardrail and went down an embankment a few hundred feet. rescue workers used ropes to reach survivors. >>> three people were killed when this home made plane crashed near san diego county. it went down inside of the sycamore canyon. it was headed from san diego to phoenix. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> well, as we get prepared to say good-bye to 2012 we are bidding a fond farew
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a restraining order >>> russia's president has made it official, it is now illegal for americans to adopt children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill banning the adoptions earlier this morning. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children. the ban is believed to be in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian officials who violate human rights. >>> now explosive family feud. 21-year-old music theater major has filed a restraining order against her parents for stalking her. automobile bring ireland says she took legal -- legal action against her parents after realizing they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone she said it made her feel like a dog with a collar. >> mom has always been overly involved and i would have to get on skype all the time and show them i was in my dorm room there were nights i had to leave myscape on all night and my mom would watch me sleep. >> she claims her parents have been diagnosed with co-dependency disorder. they say their daughter is a
signed a bill to keep americans from adopting children from russia. it's in response to a -- that targets russians. children who are in the process of being adopted now cannot leave the country. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children from russia. >>> general norman is being remembered as a straight talking commander. >> you are all better trained, better equipped, better led, believe it or not inspite of mre you are better fed. okay. but most of all, you are a hell of a lot tougher than they are. >> the 78-year-old general died yesterday in florida from complications from pneumonia. >>> time now 4:44. new york police are searching for the person who killed a man by pushing him on to the subway tracks. it happened last night. authorities say the man was shoved in front of a northbound train. police believe she was pushed by a woman in her 20s. witnesses say she fled the station after the incident. the man later died at the scene. he has not yet been identified. >>> two uc berkeley law students have been charged with animal cruelty. 24-year-old erik cuellar. and justin tei
. . >>> adoptions between american families and russian children could soon end. now that russia's president is expected to sign a bill into law by the end of the week. ktvu's mike mibach is live in the newsroom with the effect it's having on one young woman. >> reporter: that's right. it's like a political chess match with thousands of children in the middle. since 1992, more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by u.s. families and here in the bay area the story hits home for one of those 60,000. a determined set of eyes. >> i just love clothes. >> reporter: a patient hand. >> i said it would be really cool if i could design them. >> reporter: 18-year-old julia rally has a dream and her life sketch he's a designer. >> they have a wonderful two- year program for fashion. >> reporter: in 2001, julia was an orphan in russia. >> she was so small, i could carry her through the airport myself on my hip. >> people in the orphanage who get kicked out at 15 and 16ened you're basically -- and you're basically on the streets and you're trying to make as much money as you can but it's ve
causing russia to ban american adoptions. >> plus it happened again. a man is killed by being shoved on the new york city subway tracks. >> and a pooch stuck in the middle of an icy lake. who jumped into action in the nick of time. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, named bart was taking a walk with his owner yesterday wh >>> a tale of danger and rescue on lake erie in michigan involving two men and a dog. a walker hound was taking a walk with his owner yesterday when the dog fell into the ice on the lake. the owner tried to get to him but was waist deep in freezing water. that's when he called his cousin. >> it broke and i fell in. i was probably about 3.5-foot- deep. i was talking to him, rubbing him, trying to get some blood flowing through his body. >> they were rescued an hour and a half later. neither man nor dog was seriously hurt. >> they had to both be cold for an hour and a half in waist deep water. >> all's good. >>> time for a little traffic and weather now. light because it's the holiday, right? >> yea. we often say "friday light." so it's holiday "friday light" not a lot going on. her
, family dreams frozen. >> thanks to a chilly relationship between the u.s. and russia, the future of a lot of children is hanging in the balance. so details on that, straight ahead. >>> "world news ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone. and welcome is what dozens of american families may not get the chance to do when it comes to children they're hoping to adopt from russia. >> russian president vladamir putin will sign a bill blocking americans from adopting russian children. >> reporter: when russia bans adoptions to the united states, this is who gets caught in the middle. an american mother and a 5 1/2-year-old orphan with spina bifida named paulina. a little girl who is already learning to count in english and tells her mommy she loves her. >> i love you, too. >> reporter: kendra skaggs and her husband last saw paulina a few days ago on a visit to her orphanage in moscow. now, with the love only a mother can feel, she worries what will happen to her daughter. >> i can't help her. i can't tell her i love her. so it's really hard. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian chil
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just announced the u.s. and russia have agreed to support mediation efforts with all parties in syria to bring about a political transition in that country but she said syrian president bashar assad must leave power to ensure a democratic future for the country. clinton has been meeting with russia's foreign minister. they had been disagreeing on how to address the conflict in syria, but there's a new sense of urgency as president's assad's regime appears desperate. >> we remain very concerned very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> in washington, arizona senator john mccain said the u.s. should consider all options to prevent chemical attacks in syria including military intervention. >> as for the crisis in cairo, president obama has made a phone call to egyptian president mohammed morsi. he expressed concerns about the deaths and injuries of protesters outside morsi's palace. demonstrators are upset about the new unrestricted powers morsi gave himself. >>> looks like authorities
last night, russia's lower house of parliament has adopted a bill that bans americans from adopting russian children. pretty important when you consider that more than 45,000 u.s. adoptions came from russia over the last 12 years. the bill now goes to the upper house of russia's parliament for a vote next week. if it passes there, president vladimir putin will pass or veto the legislation. >>> it's now been 505 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back in the stock market doesn't like washington's fiscal cliff fight. all three of the major indices closed lower today by nearly 1%. >>> our fourth story "outfront," a day of mourning. one week after 27 people were shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, communities across the nation paid tribute with a moment of silence. the tributes began at 9:30 this morning, the same time those first 911 calls came in to report the shooting last friday. firefighters stood solemnly in the rain as they paused to remember the 20 children and six adults who were gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. more tha
:00 families in the making and turmoil today after russia's president signsç5kw a w that affects many u.s. parents. >> a crack down the new bill making it harder for people with conventions to get behind the wheel. >> pg&e has a warning about a threatening call being made to the elderly. >> 2012 comes to a close, you can take a take a look at top seven news stories on abc 7 >>> a tougher drunk driving bill introduced in sacramento to crack down on repeat offenders requiring an in car sobriety device to start the vehicle. abc 7 news is live in a busy cupertino intersection where a check point will be on operation later this evening, we understand. right, david? >> that is correct. local police agencies and the chp are backing a bill by state senator hill that calls for the use of technology to crack down on drunk driving. while the vo bri ti check points can be effective, hill believes stronger deterrents are needed. the thinking over proposed crack down to address what the sthait senator says is a high rate of drunk driver wloz don't modify behaviors and citess(mgp 2009's statistics, re
, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >
is been endorsed by theduma and would be sent to russia's president to sign if the federal council votes for it today. >> protesters oppose the ban because they believe it will lead to many russians orphans being robbed of a future because there's not enough demand for adoption in russia. >> so far russia's president has not committed to signing the bill. >> the lower house of parliament has named shin zo a b a-bay as japan's new prime minister. >> the rise of his interior at the helm for the left- leaning democratic party of japan and brings back the conservative party. >> he was prime minister in 2006 and 2007. >> and he is expected to name his cabinet later today. >> china has opened the world's largest high-speed rail line. >> it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north to guan gzhou, in southern china. >> the lot officially opened early this morning. >> trains on this high speed line will initially run at hundred 86 mi. per hour with a total travel time about eight hours. >> before, the fastest time in two cities by train was more than 20 hours. >> the chinese
russia access come to america. unicef estimates there are 740,000 children without uxc¢áhr' russia. they appreciate the thought but the word from local leaders is stop, when it2"2dm0qj to sending gifts to their town leaders say they appreciate it butq6v÷ their smal community is overwhelmed by the gifts. several streets are lined witheñ shrines as items keep pouring in they are filling up local warehouses. on the upside united way says the fund has grown to 3 1/2 million dollars.d3÷ if you can still donate to that found there's a link on abc7news.com. -- to that fund there's a link onj@s÷ abc7news.com. >>> mike keeping an eye on things, quiet for once in a long time. >> quiet commute for folks afternoon. from mount tamalpais this morning, sausalito, tiburon to san francisco and points south air is clean, clouds on live doppler 7 hd, we are not seeing anything in the way of rainfall, checking out all of the major airports across the country, on time, except fought. -- and ft. lauderdale. thanks for sending us pictures. this was sent in by charlie from martinez, nice rainbow over
in russia. the dramatic video seen here just moments after the aircraft hit a highway. >> and on this ice how a day of sledding nearly turned tragic. ,,,,,, share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. now get a lucid by lg, free. angeles county... this is cell phone video taken at jackson >>> this is pretty scary here. nearly a dozen people landed in icy waters in the mountains of los angeles county. this is cell phone video taken at jackson lake just south of lancaster. a couple witnessed a person fall through the ice. the thin ice, after sledding down the hill onto the lake. >> it was hard to watch. it really was. we saw that guy go under three times and the third time we didn't think he was coming back up. >> people tried to help only to find themselves falling into the frigid waters. everyone in the water was eventually pulled out with a rope but six people were in that water. >> that's what happens, one tries to save the other. they're lucky they go
. we'll speak with a couple heartbroken over russia's ban on u.s. adoptions. that's tonight on the "cbs evening news." ,, minister margaret thatcher. but now, as c-b-s reporter y petersen shows us: declassified documents, reld this morning, shed >>> they define the special relationship. press president ronaldpresident ronald reagan and margaret thatcher. now declassified documents released this morning shed new light on their partnership. >> reporter: this was her public line on the falklands. >> just came down terribly on our side over the falklands and we're very grateful to have been such staunch allies. >> reporter: a tiny british ruled island off south america invaded by argentina in 1982. the british sent troops and warships to retake it. but behind the scenes, there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negotiate a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses. describing one of his late night messages regarding the falklands invasion as, so vague i didn't think it was
the country's chemical weapons into one or two locations. >>> according to russia's foreign minister, weapons had been scattered around the country. u.s. has expressed fears the government might use the weapons. >>> in the vatican city pope benedict granted his former butler a pardon today. he was arrested in may after vatican police found what they called an enormous stash of private papal documents in his apartment. he gave the documents to a journalist because he thought exposing quote the evil and corruption in the vatican would put the church back on the right track. he was released just two months into his 18-month sentence. >> three people are facing murder charges in connection with a deadly home explosion in indiana last month. the blast happened in indianapolis on november 19th. the explosion and fire killed two people and damaged more than 30 homes can had to be demolished. investigators believe the homeowners blew up the home in hopes of collecting some $300,000 in insurance. prosecutors say they filled the house with gas. >> it would require six to nine hours for the house to fil
is holding an unscheduled meeting in ireland with the special envoy to syria. it is a sign that russia may be switching sides to put pressure on syria to stop the fighting. margaret brennan is in dublin covering those talks. good morning, margaret. do you think this is a sign of a diplomatic breakthrough? >> reporter: norah, it's a sign of a possible diplomatic breakthrough. u.n. envoy to syria is flying here to dublin for this last-minute meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton and the russian foreign minister. it may signal that russia is finally willing to take u.n. action to send a message to bashar al assad to stop the killing. russia one of syria's few remaining allies and so far have agreed to any interactions to stop the killing of thousands of people. >> charlie rose here. the reporting that they're mixing the ingredients for chemical weapons influence what the russians may be doing? >> reporter: the russian foreign minister says that the outside russian government -- syrian government assures them that they are rumors. russia wants to be part of wha
>> also a new bill in russia - this one passed, and it's not good for americans looking to adopt. the russian adoption ban aimed at u-s parents - ahead tonight. >> catherine: but first tonight - new years right around the corner -- but do you know how you'll get around? a look at the special - and even free transportation, being offered the bay area. >> apple had samsung with a massive lawsuit. 2012 was a huge year taking a look at the big technology stores of 2012. stories of 2012. >> catherine: san francisco's muni railway is celebrating 100 years. as part of the centennial - service on all buses, light- rail lines and cable cars will be free untilfive a-m tomorrow. if you don't have any plans for new year's. >> they are offering extended until 3:00 a.m.. there will also be offering additional trains in and out of san francisco to accommodate new year's eve crowds. also, muni will be free. caltran will be offering free service with the extended hours and there will be for extra trains out of san francisco. there will be 4 extra trains --, also, with free between 11:00 a.m.-2:00
and a live report at 6:00. >> ama: the floods on do -- flood threat on the russia river is over. a viewer septembers photos of the rising water. send your picture to web ureport@kgo-tv.com. said it only took three hours for the river to rise three feet. we're live with the latest. reporter: people who live along the russian river are breathing easier now. the russian river was expected to flood, and now it's actually five feet below flood stage. it's a comfort for people in this area who have lived through massive flooding. >> angie is cleaning up in front of her home on mill street in gurneyville. the russian river came up to her garage door. >> came up to the edge of our garage, and then it only went in there when the people would drive by with their trucks and make the wakes go. >> thousands lived here for 22 years. she built this house with the main living quarters 20 feet before the street level because the river floods so offer. she said at one point her daughter used this kayak to help a neighbor out of his flooded home. anthony white showed how high the water reached. he said he w
francisco today. we bought naval forces from the united states, from russia and japan all to honolulu where we had simulated a tsunami disaster. and these three great nations brought their fleets to honolulu exercising how to respond and alleviate that disaster. well, that was then. how about now? last year the united states released a new security strategy. most of you probably have not even heard of that, but i have to tell you this was a big deal. it was one of the fifth american security strategies that we have issued since the civil war. among the highlights of that security strategy was a strong statement that the united states had the highest economic and security interests in the asia pacific region. not in europe as has been for 100 years prior to that, than the asia pacific region. secondly, that we would maintain freedom of access throughout that region. in particular, we would maintain the sea lanes in that area, whatever the challenge might be. even as we reduce our defense budget, therefore we must maintain and would maintain a powerful navy, and that that navy would be charge
will meet today with sir yearia -- syria. the u.s. and russia had been on opposite sides of the conflict of syria with russia expressing support. but today's meeting suggestions a possible compromise. this comes as fox news is reporting that the syrian military has moved to mix deadly chemical weapons. they will not confirm whether they have the weapons, only saying that they would never use those weapons against their own people. >>> president obama and john boehner will talking on the phone about the fiscal cliff. still, there's no real progress. this all comes as another republican says he's willing to break ranks regarding this. tom coburn said that he -- some are looking for a way to save grace as they move in. >>> allison turns reports, hundreds of thousands of california jobs could be lost. alison? >> reporter: and dave, the defense industry projects about 135,000 jobs would be lost in california over the next few years if those tax increases and massive spending cuts kick in at the end of this month. if there's no deal on those, the pentagon was initially told not to plan for the
condemning the launch as a ea violation of international agreements. even china and russia called it regretable. north reko says the rocket is on a peaceful commission carrying a weather missile into orbit. >>> a san jose family may have nightmares for weeks. a truck crashed into their apartment the impact isn't their 2-year-old daughter flying. terry mcsweeney is at scene. >> reporter: happy ending, but a bump road to that happy ending the pick-up truck went racing through that fence, through that wall, into the crib where the 2-year-old was sleeping. if you don't believe this story has a happy ending, take a look at this. you can understand why 2-year-old nala robbins is speechless this was her wake-up call 3:30 this morning, a pick-up truck slamming into the wall of her bedroom, hitting her crib knocking her to the floor. >> i jumped and grabbed her and she was in shock and started crying. >> reporter: her dad says he believes in angels. nala's mom cessna la is an angel or at least was -- was acting like one. >> her crib is broken in half and she just flew out with no scratches
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